Pennsylvania gaming regulators have set a spring date for the public hearing of the renewal of the Category 3 license of the Valley Forge Casino and Resort in Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County, just outside of Philadelphia.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Board recently announced that it will be holding a public hearing on April 27, 2022 at the Upper Merion Township Building to discuss the renewal of slot machine operator license for Valley Forge Convention Center Partner, LLC which is the operator of the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Montgomery County.
Applicants for Renewal Required to Undergo Public Hearings
Casinos in the state applying for a license renewal must undergo an initial public healing before the Pennsylvania Gaming Board and a second separate public hearing at at the State Capitol in Harrisburg where casino officials and representatives are given the opportunity to offer evidence and oral arguments as to why they should be given a renewal of their casino license.
Members of the public, representatives from community organizations, and local officials are welcome to speak during the public hearings or submit written testimonies. Those who wish to do so are required to register with the Pennsylvania Gaming Board’s website. A list of registered speakers will be posted one week before the hearing and will be updated daily during the week of the hearing.
The Region’s Only Full-Amenity Gaming Resort
The Valley Forge Casino at King of Prussia, Pennsylvania prides itself as the “region’s only full-amenity gaming resort”. It has a 40,000 square feet gaming area, a 100,000 square feet meeting and conference facility, and two hotel towers. It also has eight restaurants, four bars and lounges, and four ballrooms. The casino houses a total of 850 slot machines and 50 table games.
It was built in the former Valley Forge Plaza which was later transformed into the Valley Forge Convention and Exhibition Center. In 2012, the casino was built for $130 million over the exhibition floor of the Convention Center. Six years later, it was purchased for $281 million by its current owner and operator, Boyd Gaming. A retail DraftKings Sportsbook launched at Valley Forge in 2019.